European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Green Week "Resource Efficiency"
24-27 May 2011, Brussels
The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better". The Research & Innovation DG will be present with sessions and a stand to showcase how research and innovation help tackle the challenge of resource depletion and scarcity.
Browse the Green Week Website for more information on the conference programme and the exhibition.
World Congress on Railway Research
22-26 May 2011, Lille, France
The 9th World Congress on Railway Research will take place in Lille, in the North of France from May 22 to May 26, 2011.
The WCCR 2011 is an outstanding international meeting whose target is to promote exchanges between researchers, manufacturers and operators as well as to share their experiences.
The European Commission will be present to stimulate the growth of a European community of railway research.
Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days
7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont
On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.
This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.
For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!
Sustainable Energy Week
11-15 April 2011, Brussels, Charlemagne building
Growing year on year and now into its fifth edition, the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the reference event for sustainable energy issues in Europe. To date more than 120 events are already planned during the Week in Brussels and some other 270 across Europe. And this number is growing by the day.
EUSEW 2011 is likely to attract more than 20 000 participants from across Europe and beyond. The Week will largely focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in Europe with a significant portion of the programme dedicated to the European energy market and smart electricity grids.
The European Commission will present information on European research in the Charlemagne building.